Gallery: Apple iPhone 5 Launch Marred by Undercover Report of Working C...


Today Apple debuted its latest offering, the iPhone 5 – but not everyone is thrilled with the news. For workers at the Foxconn factory in China, today is the culmination of hours of work under grueling conditions for embarrassingly low pay. To bring these conditions to light, the Chinese news agency The Shanghai Evening Post sent a journalist to work undercover in the Foxconn factory that produced the iPhone 5, revealing just what it takes to bring the new gadget to consumers.

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  1. tomandnay September 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I was going to get this model of phone but didn’t for financial reasons although this is also a very good reason. I am so dissapointed in apple as one the faithful for over 20 years. We all pay a premium for apple products and i think most of us subconciously expect that part of this tariff will go into ethical production. Just because HTC, nokia and motorola have probably worse conditions in their sweat shops doesn’t excuse this situation. Apple has a duty to be better than the other brands and if they won’t then i will resist the urge to upgrade! Who needs 4G anyway! Thats the secret! my 3GS is so wellmade it still works fine. Are you listening tim cook? if we don’t buy the product you lose!

  2. paulo0e September 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    The last Foxconn episode, before this, led Apple to announce they would control what happens in their chinese partners’ facilities. As we can see, nothing has been done! And Apple keep selling expensive! In Foxconn, workers only can’t jump out of the stairs anymore, to try suicide, because of the bars installed on its borders from floor to roof. If Apple’s products are manufactured with physical and mental suffering, what can we say about the cheapest brands? Our confort is based on the other’s pain…

  3. GreenKiran September 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Wow, this is slavery as its worst

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